Speaking from Experience

                            You seem to run,
                             You seem to hide,
                             All that's done
                             to your inside,
                             The hurt, the fear, the emotion died,
                             In the meantime, while you lied,

                             Your happiness just disappeared,
                             Your innocence that once was feared,
                             The hate, the fury,
                             The one who cared,
                             Suddenly became some what weird,

                             Beyond the range you once stood,
                             Something strange aroused when could,
                             You ran, you hid,
                             You pulled your hood,
                             Someone told you that you would.

                            Vanessa, 11

                                   Copyright ©2001 Vanessa Donohue

Vanessa now

[Return to Nonpunitive Discipline page]